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SECTION 1: Identification of the substance/mixture and of the company/undertaking

1.1. Product identifier Zinc Picolinate

Chemical Abstracts Registry No: 17949-65-4

1.2. Relevant identified uses of the substance or mixture and uses advised against
Pharmaceutical Component
Nutritional Supplement

1.3. Details of the supplier of the safety data sheet

Vertellus LLC
201 North Illinois Street, Suite 1800
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 USA
e-mail Address: sds@vertellus.com
1.4. Emergency telephone number Vertellus: 1-800-223-0453
CHEMTREC (USA): +1-800-424-9300 (collect calls accepted)
CHEMTREC (International): +1-703-527-3887 (collect calls accepted)
NRCC (China): +86 25 85477110

SECTION 2: Hazards identification

2.1. Classification of the substance or mixture (According to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008, 29 CFR 1910.1200 and the Globally
Harmonized System)
Not classified as hazardous under this directive.

2.2. Label elements

Signal Word: Not required.
Hazard Precautions: Not classified as hazardous under this directive.
Prevention Precautionary Statements: Note: These precautionary statements are not prescribed by directive 1272/2008 as this product is
not classified as hazardous under this directive. Wash hands thoroughly after handling with soap
and water. Wear protective gloves, protective clothing, eye protection and face protection. If
swallowed, in eyes, on skin or inhaled call a poison center or doctor/physician if you feel unwell. If
inhaled, remove victim to fresh air and keep at rest in a comfortable position for breathing. Take off
contaminated clothing before reuse. Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep container tightly closed.
First Aid Precautionary Statements: Not required.
2.3. Other hazards

SECTION 3: Composition/information on ingredients

3.1. Substances or 3.2. Mixtures

Ingredient CAS Number Concentration EC Number CLP Inventory/ EU CLP Classification
(weight %) Annex VI (1272/2008)

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Zinc Picolinate 17949-65-4 100% 605-860-6 00_NL Not Classified as

NOTE: See Section 8 for exposure limit data for these ingredients. See Section 15 for trade secret information (where applicable).

SECTION 4: First aid measures

4.1. Description of first aid measures

Skin Contact: Wash with soap and water. Get medical attention if irritation develops or persists.
Eye Contact: Rinse eyes immediately with large amounts of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the eyelids. Get
medical attention if irritation or other symptoms exist.
Inhalation: Remove from exposure. If not breathing, give artificial respiration and call a physician.
Ingestion: If swallowed, do not induce vomiting. Get prompt medical attention. Do not give anything by mouth to an
unconscious person.
4.2 Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed
Acute: Not expected to be irritating to skin or eyes. Not toxic by oral, dermal or inhalation routes. Not a sensitizer.
Delayed Effects: None known.

4.3. Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed
Note to Physician: No specific indications. Treatment should be based on the judgment of the physician in response to the
reactions of the patient.

SECTION 5: Firefighting measures

5.1. Extinguishing media

Appropriate Extinguishing Water spray, water fog, alcohol-resistant foam, carbon dioxide, dry chemical.
5.2. Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture
Hazardous Products of Combustion will produce carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and oxides of nitrogen.
Potential for Dust No data available -- handle in a manner that prevents generation of potentially explosive dust.
Special Flammability Not applicable.
5.3. Advice for firefighters
Basic Fire Fighting Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and full protective clothing (i.e., Bunker gear). Skin and eye contact
Guidance: should be avoided. Normal fire fighting procedures may be used.

SECTION 6: Accidental release measures

6.1. Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures

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Evacuation Procedures: Isolate the hazard area and deny entry to unnecessary and unprotected personnel.
Special Instructions: See Section 8 for personal protective equipment recommendations. Remove all contaminated clothing
to prevent further absorption. Decontaminate affected personnel using the first aid procedures in
Section 4. Leather shoes that have been saturated must be discarded.
6.2. Environmental precautions
Prevent releases to soils, drains, sewers and waterways.
6.3. Methods and material for containment and cleaning up
Wear protective equipment during clean-up. Remove all ignition sources. Ventilate the area of spill or leak. Isolate the spill area, preventing
entry by unauthorized persons. Carefully scoop up and place into appropriate disposal container. After collection of material, flush area with
water. Dispose of contents & container in accordance with local, regional, national or international regulations.
6.4. Reference to other sections
Refer to section 8 for information on selecting personal protective equipment. Refer to section 13 for information on spilled product, absorbent
and clean up material disposal instructions.

SECTION 7: Handling and storage

7.1. Precautions for safe handling

Precautions for Unique Hazards: Not applicable.
Practices to Minimize Risk: Wear appropriate protective equipment when performing maintenance on contaminated equipment.
Wash hands thoroughly before eating or smoking after handling this material. Do not eat, drink or smoke
in work areas. Prevent contact with incompatible materials. Avoid spills and keep away from drains.
Handle in a manner to prevent generation of aerosols, vapors or dust clouds.
Special Handling Equipment: Avoid contact with eyes and skin.
7.2. Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities
Storage Precautions & Keep away from heat, sparks, and flame. Keep container closed when not in use. Keep away from
Recommendations: strong oxidizing agents.
Dangerous Incompatibility Oxidizing Agents
Incompatibilities with Materials None known
of Construction:
7.3. Specific end use(s)
If a chemical safety assessment has been completed an exposure scenario is attached as an annex to this Safety Data Sheet. Refer to this
annex for the specific exposure scenario control parameters for uses identified in subsection 1.2.

SECTION 8: Exposure controls/personal protection

8.1. Control parameters

Country Occupational Exposure Limit
Canada - Quebec, Singapore, S. Korea 10 mg/m3 as an 8-hour time-weighted average
Belgium, New Zealand 10 mg/cubic meter (inhalable); 3 mg/cubic meter (respirable fraction)

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US OSHA 15 mg/cubic meter (total dust); 5 mg/cubic meter (respirable fraction)
Air Monitoring Method: Gravimetric analysis for total particulate and respirable fraction (<10 microns).

8.2. Exposure controls

Also see the annex to this SDS (if applicable) for specific exposure scenario controls.
Other Engineering Controls: All operations should be conducted in well-ventilated conditions. Local exhaust ventilation should be
Personal Protective Equipment: Wear impervious gloves (i.e., latex rubber), boots, work uniform and safety glasses Where
overexposures are a concern, use NIOSH-approved dust/mist respirator as necessary.
Respirator Caution: Observe OSHA regulations for respirator use (29 CFR 1910.134). Air-purifying respirators must not be
used in oxygen-deficient atmospheres.
Thermal Hazards: Not applicable.
Environmental Exposure The level of protection and types of controls necessary will vary depending upon potential exposure
Controls: conditions. Select controls based on a risk assessment of local circumstances. If user operations
generate dust, fumes, gas, vapor or mist, use process enclosures, local exhaust ventilation or other
engineering controls to keep worker exposure to airborne contaminants below any recommended or
statutory limits.

SECTION 9: Physical and chemical properties

9.1. Information on basic physical and chemical properties

Appearance, State & Odor White to off-white powder
(ambient temperature):
Vapor Pressure: 0.00083625 mm Hg @ 25°C Evaporation Rate: No data available
Specific Gravity or Density: 0.5-0.6 g/mL Vapor Density (air = 1): No data available.
Boiling Point: No data available. Freezing / Melting Point: 446 - 473 °F
Solubility in Water: Soluble Octanol / Water Coefficient: No data available.
pH: No data available. Odor Threshold: No data available.
Viscosity: No data available. Autoignition Temperature: No data available.
Flash Point and Method: 267.2°F (130.7°C) TCC Flammable Limits: No data available.
Flammability (solid, gas): Not flammable Decomposition Temperature: No data available.
Explosive Properties: Not explosive. Oxidizing Properties: Not an oxidizer.

9.2. Other information

SECTION 10: Stability and reactivity

10.1. Reactivity Not classified as dangerously reactive.

10.2. Chemical stability Stable

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10.3. Possibility of hazardous Polymerization is not expected to occur

10.4. Conditions to avoid There are no known unusual fire or explosion hazards associated with this material.

10.5. Incompatible materials Oxidizing Agents

10.6. Hazardous decomposition Products of incomplete combustion may include carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxides, and
products dense smoke.

SECTION 11: Toxicological information

11.1. Information on toxicological effects

Acute Oral LD50: (rat) 3731 mg/kg Picolinic acid
Acute Dermal LD50: No data available.
Acute Inhalation LC50: No data available.
Skin Irritation: Non-irritating to skin.
Eye Irritation: Non-irritating to eyes.
Skin Sensitization: Not a sensitizer
Mutagenicity: Picolinic acid was negative in Ames mutagenesis assay.
Reproductive / Developmental No evidence of reproductive effects Limited data availability; no evidence
Carcinogenicity: No evidence of carcinogenic effects
Target Organs: None known
Aspiration Hazard: Based on physical properties, not likely to be an aspiration hazard.
Primary Route(s) of Exposure: Skin contact and absorption, eye contact, and inhalation. Ingestion is not likely to be a primary route of
Most important symptoms and Not expected to be irritating to skin or eyes. Not toxic by oral, dermal or inhalation routes. Not a
effects, both acute and delayed sensitizer. Delayed Effects: None known.
Additive or Synergistic effects: None known.

SECTION 12: Ecological information

12.1. Toxicity No data available. Zinc Picolinate

12.2. Persistence and No data available

12.3. Bioaccumulative potential No data available

12.4. Mobility in soil No data available

12.5. Results of PBT and vPvB No data available

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12.6. Other adverse effects No data available. No data available

SECTION 13: Disposal considerations

13.1. Waste treatment methods

US EPA Waste Number: Non-Hazardous
Waste Classification: (per US The waste may be classified as "special" or hazardous per State regulations.
Waste Disposal: NOTE: Generator is responsible for proper waste characterization. State hazardous waste
regulations may differ substantially from federal regulations. Dispose of this material responsibly, and
in accordance with standard practice for disposal of potentially hazardous materials as required by
applicable international, national, regional, state or local laws, and environmental protection duty of
care principles. Do NOT dump into any sewers, on the ground, or into any body of water. For
disposal within the EC, the appropriate classification code according to the European Community List
of Wastes should be used. Note that disposal regulations may also apply to empty containers and
equipment rinsates.

SECTION 14: Transport information

The following information applies to all shipping modes (DOT/IATA/ICAO/IMDG/ADR/RID/ADN), unless otherwise indicated:
14.1. UN number Non-hazardous 14.2. UN proper shipping name Chemicals, n.o.s. (Zinc Picolinate)
14.3. Transport hazard class(es) Not applicable 14.4. Packing group Not applicable
14.5. Environmental hazards Not applicable
14.6. Special precautions for Not applicableNot applicable
NA Emergency Guidebook Not applicable IMDG EMS: Not applicable; Not applicable
14.7. Transport in bulk according to Annex II of MARPOL73/78 and the IBC Code Not applicable

SECTION 15: Regulatory information

15.1. Safety, health and environmental regulations/legislation specific for the substance or mixture
Chemical Inventory Lists: Status:
USA TSCA: Not Listed EINECS: Listed (605-860-6)
Canada(DSL/NDSL): Not Listed Japan: Not Listed
Korea: Not Listed Australia: Not Listed
China: Not Listed Philippines: Not Listed
Taiwan: Not Listed New Zealand: Listed
German Water Hazard Not listed
SARA 313: Not listed.

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15.2. Chemical safety assessment

Not applicable.

SECTION 16: Other information

Classification Method: Bridging principle - similar substance

Legend of Abbreviations:

ACGIH = American Conference on Governmental Industrial Hygienists. LD = Lethal Dose.

CAS = Chemical Abstracts Service. NFPA = National Fire Protection Association.
CFR = Code of Federal Regulations. NIOSH = National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health.
DSL/NDSL = Domestic Substances List/Non-Domestic Substances List. NTP = National Toxicology Program.
EC = European Community. OSHA = Occupational Safety and Health Administration
EINECS = European Inventory of Existing Commercial Chemical Substances. PEL = Permissible Exposure Limit.
ELINCS = European List of Notified Chemical Substances. RQ = Reportable Quantity.
EU = European Union. SARA = Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986.
GHS = Globally Harmonized System. TLV = Threshold Limit Value.
LC = Lethal Concentration. WHMIS = Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System.

Important Note: Please note that the information contained herein is furnished without warranty of any kind. Users should consider these
data only as a supplement to other information gathered by them and must make independent determinations of suitability and
completeness of information from all sources to assure proper use and disposal of these materials and the safety and health of employees
and customers. Recipients are advised to confirm in advance of need that the information is current, applicable, and suitable to their
circumstances. The information contained herein may change without prior notice. THIS SAFETY DATA SHEET SUPERSEDES ALL

Revision Date: 10 Aug 2015 Original Date of Issue: 5 Mar 1995

Issued by: Regulatory Management Department Email: SDS@Vertellus.com
Revision Details: Updated sections for GHS format

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